ABOUT THE SOMERSET DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

The Somerset Dolphins is a summer swim team from Chevy Chase, Maryland that competes in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). Our team is open to Town of Somerset residents, ages 6 to 18, who can pass the deep water test. The team practices every afternoon after Memorial Day and each morning after the school year ends.

Competitive dual A Swim Meets occur every Saturday morning during the 6-week competition season from mid-June through July. B-Meets are held Wednesday evenings during the season. The team also participates in two all-Division events:  Relay Carnival and Divisionals. The season ends after Divisionals with a Team Banquet where swimmers receive trophies and celebrate the season. We also host social events throughout the season. The goal of the swim team is simple: have fun, make friends, and create memories.

THE 2022 SEASON: Somerset has been moved up to Division I for 2022. Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), the governing body for our summer swim season, has approved the 2022 season calendar as outlined below and in the "Schedule" tab.

Meets and Practices: A-Meets will be every Saturday morning from June 18, 2022 – July 19, 2022. Time Trials will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (the day after Memorial Day) and run Monday through Friday in the afternoons. After the MCPS school year ends on June 17, 2022, we will hold practices on weekdays in both the morning and the afternoon. B meets will be every Wednesday early evening, beginning June 15, 2022. These meets will also serve as time trials for swimmers to qualify for A-Meets. Swimmers must be between the ages of 6-18 by June 1st and able to pass the deep-water test, comfortably swim the length of the Somerset pool unassisted, and be able to tread water to join the swim team.

Minis Program: For children who cannot pass the deep-water test, there is a separate, learn-to-swim program that is not affiliated with MCSL, the Minis. Mini swimmers must be between 4 and 7 years old by June 1st and be able to put their face underwater. They practice three days a week after school is out. There is also one Mini meet. Mini swimmers represent the future vitality of the swim team and are encouraged to attend all the swim team social/spirit events. Please visit the "Minis" tab to learn more.

Social Events: We put together a great calendar of fun social activities throughout the swim season for our Dolphins and Minis! The social calendar is really the heart of the swim team and Minis programs, strengthening the connections our kids and families have in the Town of Somerset community. We will update the "Social Events" page under the "Calendar" tab as we get closer to the start of the season.

Registration is NOW OPEN! Click on the registration link below to register your swimmer. We are looking forward to ensuring our Somerset Dolphins have a unique and rewarding summer swim season they will remember for years to come.

This website is only updated during the swim season.

Latest News

Week Ahead 6/20 to 6/26 - Home Meets; Pasta Dinner; Dolphin Reunion Day; Movie Night

Dolphins swimmers and parents – School has ended. Our morning / afternoon practice schedule as well as our Minis program begins tomorrow. We successfully...

By Ann Bolten

Somerset Dolphins Narrowly Miss 1st Season Win vs. Lakelands Lionfish But Post Fast Times (And a New Team Record) in First A Meet!

The Somerset Dolphins swam their first A meet of the 2022 season in a tougher Division (I), traveling up I-270 to face off against...

By Ann Bolten

B Meet tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15th at Little Falls

Our first B Meet of the season is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15th at Little Falls, (5001 Little Falls Drive). Parking restrictions are tight in...

By Ann Bolten

Week Ahead - 6/13 to 6/19 - B Meet Wed at Little Falls; A Meet Sat @ Lakelands

A big thank you to everyone who volunteered in ways large and small. Because of the team effort, Time Trials was a very successful...

By Ann Bolten

Time Trials!

Time Trials are TOMORROW! Time Trials will happen RAIN OR SHINE! A reminder: these times (along with times recorded at the first B meet...

By Ann Bolten

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